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In Other Shoes – Siamese Slippers

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“Siamese slippers. Bought on December 18th 1957 from antiques salesman Suude (ethnographica) in Copenhagen. They originate from engineer Carl Idor Andreas Zieler (1898-1951), who was born in Siam and have been there from 1898-1903 and from 1923-1951 he lived in Siam and travelled a lot in China. His father was a naval officer and stationed in Siam from 1989-1903. The slippers might have belonged to Carl’s mother, according to his brother, the painter Mogens Zieler. The slippers have sliver embroideries on green velvet, and red leather. I bought them for 20 Danish Kroner.” – Søren L. Tuxen

If you are also into shoes, you can read more about Tuxen’s collection in this post.

// Emma Louise Pedersen


Photo: © 2007 Photo/Media Department of Moesgaard Museum.

Byline portrait: © 2015 Line Beck,

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